Arcata man wanted for murder in Tennessee arrested following high-speed pursuit

27-year old Cortez Lamont Little of Arcata

HONEYDEW, CA. – A high-speed chase ends with a homicide suspect in handcuffs.

Three people, including an Arcata man accused of attempted murder in another state, were detained following the chase through Humboldt on Thursday afternoon.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies became involved at about 4PM, when a white jeep rental car was reported to be occupied by a suspect in an attempted homicide in Tennessee.

Deputies gave chase, but the California Highway Patrol took over as the vehicle headed down southbound US-101 at speeds over 100 miles an hour.’

Several attempts to use spike strips failed, as the driver maneuvered around them.

26-year old Christopher Mallory

The jeep continued driving recklessly as it exited on Mattole Road.

A felony roadblock stopped the vehicle near the Wilder Ridge Road intersection, where the two men and a woman were detained.

The driver, 27-year old Cortez Lamont Little of Arcata had an outstanding warrant for attempted first degree murder out of Williamson County, Tennessee.

That’s about 20-minutes south of Nashville.

A male passenger, 26-year old Christopher Mallory faces charges of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana for sales.

A female passenger was not charged, and released.